Police Officer Shane Bartek

Police Officer Shane Bartek

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 2021

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Shane Bartek

Police Officer Shane Bartek was shot and killed while attempting to take action when a woman attempted to carjack him in the 4300 block of Rock River Drive.

The woman approached him in the parking lot of an apartment complex and attempted to rob him of his car. Officer Bartek immediately took police action and attempted to disarm the woman but was shot twice during the ensuing struggle.

The woman fled but was arrested later in the evening and admitted to murdering Officer Bartek. She was charged with aggravated murder and multiple other felonies in connection with the incident.

An associate of the woman was arrested after a vehicle pursuit in which he was driving Officer Bartek's stolen car. He was charged with failure to comply with an order of a police officer, receiving stolen property, and obstructing official business.

Officer Bartek had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for 1-1/2 years and was assigned to the Fifth District.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 18

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

off duty, robbery


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Police officers across Canada mourn the loss of our brother Officer Shane Bartek. My deepest condolences to his family & friends and his Police Family of the City of Cleveland. We must continue hold the Blue Line to protect the people we have sworn to protect. Thank you Shane for your service & sacrifice. I salute you.

Inspector Dave Perpich(ret)
Windsor Police
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Inspector Dave Perpich(ret)
Windsor Police - Ontario, Canada

January 25, 2022

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